Ask Dr.  Mitchell

What can I do to have whiter teeth?

We have a lot of teeth whitening options for people interested in brightening up their smile. Our patients can whiten their teeth in the office in 1 hour, whiten at home, and we also whiten teeth with composite resin bonding, porcelain veneers, and crowns.

What does it mean if my teeth are sensitive?

Sensitive teeth could be the result of many causes. In some cases, genetics and your oral history could affect sensitivity, but other underlying problems such as decay may be present. If your teeth are feeling sensitive, its important that you come in for a check-up. We will determine what is causing the sensitivity first, and then depending on the cause, will recommend the appropriate treatment to alleviate your sensitivity.

What can I do to ensure I always have good breath?

Aside from not consuming odorous foods like garlic and coffee, the best way to fight bad breath is by brushing after every meal. However, brushing alone often isnt enough. Flossing daily, using a tongue scraper, mouthwash, and getting your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year is highly recommended. Any food particles left on or between your teeth, and even on your tongue can spoil right there, leaving behind some very bad breath.